Re: The Book of Job...explain????
That is a pretty good answer. One way to understand the Book of Job is in answer to the question: Why do we serve God? Is it so that God will build a hedge around us and bless us? That was Satan's accusation, he was suggesting that God is worshipped only for the blessings. Job answers: Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. Job's motives are proven pure.
Originally Posted by LankyLee
Another or additional way to look at the book is as a challenge to Deuteronomic Justice, or basically that serving God brings forth blessings and sin brings forth cursing. Job's friends insisted that he had sinned and that was the cause of his suffering. They were miserable comforters and proven wrong. Job had to forgive them though.
Another or additional way is the relation of man to God and his understanding of Him and His ways. Things are not centered upon man, but rather God. Man can often get very "self" centered on their view of things.
I Samuel 3:10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.